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Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed is pleased to bring you The Academic Minute. The brainchild of Albany's WAMC and its president, Alan Chartock, The Academic Minute features professors from top institutions around the country, delving into topics from the serious to the light-hearted, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy with topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of how the board game Monopoly can help explain the economic recession.

The Academic Minute features a different professor every day, drawing experts from institutions within WAMC's listening area and across the country. Each segment is introduced by Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. Pasquerella is the former president of Mount Holyoke College.

Are you a professor who would like to record an Academic Minute? Let us know about your latest research at academicminute@wamc.org

The Theme: The Academic Minute opens with a selection by WAMC contributor and renowned cellist Yehuda Hanani, who appears on Classical Music According to Yehuda during The Roundtable. The piece is Bach's Suite No. 2 in D Minor.

Production support for The Academic Minute comes from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

PROGRAMS

August 29, 2016
What do your genes say about you? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Exeter's Sasha Dall explores how genotype and local environment work together during development.
August 26, 2016
A city’s flow is key to its vitality. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Southern California's Martin Krieger describes the flow ways that go throughout cities and keep the information and people moving.
August 25, 2016
Did you wash the dishes in the sink before work this morning? In today's Academic Minute, Boston University's Howard Eichenbaum discusses how the brain suppresses some memories to better focus on the tasks at hand.

Archive

September 18, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Arizona State University's Jordan Okie explores why some species have evolved tremendous size.
September 17, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, Clemson University's Richard Blob explores why the evolutionary migration to land was dominated by limbed species.
September 16, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Pittsburgh's Supriya Kumar explores how flu outbreaks can be reduced by encouraging workers to use an extra sick day.
September 13, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Texas at Austin's Todd Humphreys explains a newfound threat to the transportation industry.
September 12, 2013
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Nottingham's Reinhard Stöger discusses how pesticides can alter the DNA and behavior of honeybees.

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